Introduction: How to Solve the Rubiks Cube Faster (Part 1)

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Saw my other instructable and want to know how to solve the Rubik's cube faster
this instructable will teach the first part of the Fridrich Method known as f2l witch stands for First 2 Layers.
The Fridrich Method was created by Jessica Fridrich to solve the Rubik's cube faster by solving the first two layers then the top.
if you don't already know how to solve the Rubik's cube then I highly suggest that you check out my instructable on how to solve a Rubik's cube

        Some of you may be wondering why i wanted to learn to solve the Rubik's cube, well I am very big into math and I am Very good at memorizing things in fact I have an IQ of 120 but you don't need a high iq to learn how to solve the Rubik's cube. I learn the beginners method last Christmas when I was bored on Christmas break and wanted something to do. It only took me a week to learn to solve it, but it wasn't like I was doing it for a week straight 24 hours a day, in fact i probably spent an hour a day max.
But anyways About a month ago I was bored again and saw my Rubik's cube sitting on my Desk just begging me to solve it, so I did but it took me about 5 minutes because I haven't solved it in a long time, I rely wanted to be able to solve it in a minute or less so i did some Google searching and found a bunch of different  speed cubing methods. I found one that rely  stood out because it was a simple concept  but it was also effective. It took me about 2 weeks to learn the speed cubing method known as the  Fridrich Method and i can now solve the Rubik's cube in a minute. That is my story of learning how to solve the Rubik's cube.

Step 1: Step 1

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For step one you need to get the cross like in the beginners method  but don't get the corners yet

Step 2: Step 2

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now you need to get a bar with the color of the cross and  colors on the side like in the picture
i will show you the different cases to get the the bars in the next steps and how to solve those cases

Step 3: Case #1

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to get this into place
with the right side facing you
Ri, F, R, Fi

the opposite of this being
L, Fi, Li, F

Step 4: Case #2

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to get this into bar state with the white side facing you , you would do
U, U, Li, U,L
if the colors were switched you would do(with the green side facing you
U, R, Ui, Ri

Step 5: Case #3

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the algorithm for this case with the blue side facing you is
R, U, Ri

Step 6: Case #4

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the algorithm for this case with the green side facing you is
U, Li, Ui, L

Step 7: Step 3

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Now you need to solve the top layer  if you don't know how to do that  Check out my other Rubik's cube tutorial
this will make you slower at first but the more you practice the faster you will become

Step 8: Finished

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Now you can brag to your friends not only that you can solve the Rubik's cube but that you can solve it in less than a minute

Thank you for checking this out  please comment if you learned how to solve it or if you have any questions

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CristianH21 (author)2016-06-29

HAHA A WEEK (an hour a day)... It took me 2 days or 3 hours total to learn the method on the rubiks cube website just recently. Im surprised i even learned it, but now im trying to learn a faster way. My fastest time is 2:45 which is fast enough for me

Bronyman (author)CristianH212017-04-05

I learned from my uncle, who taught me in about a day. My fastest time is about 1:03, which I'm still surprised about. I don't think I have a high IQ, but learning to solve it really isn't that hard. I'm trying to find the algorithms used by the robot(s) who can solve it in 4 seconds, and try to get better.

librarysalad (author)2016-05-24

Horrid grammar and clarity for someone who brags about their IQ.

Yshrbbs (author)librarysalad2017-03-19


I support you

ArdeliaC (author)librarysalad2016-08-25

Ikr. I was about to comment the same.

SamWill248 (author)2017-02-13

you claim to be "very big into math", "Very good at memorizing things" and " have an IQ of 120" yet I learnt in 1 day at the age of 10.

Yshrbbs (author)SamWill2482017-03-19

I completely agree with you, besides ythis post is quite stupid and doesnt help you in solving faster the cube

Yshrbbs (author)2017-03-19

Dude trust me, you really dont have a 120 iq, cause to begin with you dont have a clue on how writing is done. So please, please stop lying to yourself dumbass

LeviG13 (author)2017-03-06

Nice IQ. Mines 150

pianoman24 (author)2016-06-03

If your IQ is so good show it by making sense of your directions and actually coming up with a decent method.

rubiksguide (author)2016-05-21

I'm confused

SanjenbamS (author)2016-05-17

Can u please elaborate which side to keep up/ down. Makes no sense

bomboy3232 (author)2016-01-15

Makes NO sense

az.scottmcguinness (author)2015-04-14

This makes no sense to me. I don't understand what you mean by "a bar with the color of the cross and colors on the side." I don't know what I'm trying to solve there. Can anyone help?

Try this video. It makes much more sense.

Parthiv Joshi (author)2015-11-28

It increased my time

my best earlier - 39 sec

now - 1 min 15 sec

Parthiv Joshi (author)2015-11-28

It increased my time

my best earlier - 39 sec

now - 1 min 15 sec

potpot0717 (author)2015-10-28

It took longer than my method. It said "faster" so I was really expecting it. You are big in math, have an iq of 120, good at memorizing, and took u a week. It just took me 3 hours to learn Rubik's(i was 12 that time), but this took me a day.

VixeyC (author)2015-08-31

Ok, so I got the fishy on the top in red... but why are we suddenly working with white? Is that the bottom or the side that you get the two blocks into? and does it matter if moving the cube rearranges the red blocks at any point?

I can solve the cube, but only in the 3 layer method, I'm trying to make sense of this "short cut"...which always turns into a "long cut".

deepanshu11 made it! (author)2015-04-19


everythingicanthinkof (author)2014-12-21

Where's part two

anthonyt1 (author)2014-09-04

I like this instructable ,but I want to learn BLINDFOLDED formula to solve it .Can you send me that please ( if you have)

tubelius85 (author)2014-08-10

Maybe it would be easier to understand if you marked the piece we want to move and where we want it.

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